Hospital financing of ischaemic stroke: determinants of funding and usefulness of DRG subcategories based on Severity of Illness

Background: Many countries are using the APR-DRGs with four SOI subcategories as a model for hospital funding. The aim of this study is to verify whether this is an adequate model for funding stroke hospital admissions, and to explore which risk factors and complications may influence the amount of funding.

Investigating the relationship between Severity of Illness and the modified Rankin Scale in ischemic stroke patients with response mapping

Objectives: To investigate the resources used by ischemic stroke patients when hospitalized, and examine this relationship by stroke severity. Comparing a bottom-up costing approach with national top-down costs.